Clarence blanks North
Clarence, the area’s No. 1 large school boys soccer team, remains perfect behind the play of goalie Mike Biedny, who led his team to a 1-0 shutout over Williamsville North on Thursday.
Biedny, a second-team All-ECIC I pick last season, helped Clarence move up to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
Justin Bracci scored the game’s only goal.
Meanwhile, East Aurora’s Noah Thompson tallied three goals while Pat Shea and Ryan Gese combined for a shutout in the 5-0 triumph over Amherst in ECIC III play.
Pioneer picked up an ECIC IV victory over Holland, 3-2, behind three goals from Alex Glanowski and two assists from Eric Vosburg.
West Seneca West wins
West Seneca West picked up a huge early-season victory over defending Class AA champion Orchard Park as Sophie Osmond and Felicia Urbanczyk scored goals in the 2-0 win in ECIC I girls soccer.
Also in ECIC I, Sydney Cerza scored two goals while Caitlyn Roberts tapped in the winner as Clarence slipped by Williamsville North, 3-2. … Lancaster blanked Jamestown, 4-0, as Emily Czechowski scored two goals while adding an assist.
East Aurora downed Amherst, 3-1, in ECIC III play as Julia Prychdko and Kallie Smith each scored goals.
In ECIC IV, Springville’s Alena Woodarek scored three goals while Tia Woodarek whistled in two and added an assist in its 5-1 victory over Cheektowaga.
Marusza leads Nardin
Nardin’s Mary Marusza finished with 32 assists in a 25-16, 25-14, 25-18 win over Mount St. Mary’s in Monsignor Martin girls volleyball.
Rebecca Higgins had 20 kills for Orchard Park as the Quakers swept Williamsville North, 25-23, 25-12, 25-12, in ECIC I.
Sweet Home’s Rachel Reusch had 10 kills, Jenna Reeser added nine while Claire Hiwiller recorded 22 assists in the Panthers’ 25-12, 25-13, 25-8 win over Starpoint in ECIC II.
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Coaches from the winning team should email firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 minutes of the conclusion of their contest.
Coaches need to provide the final score along with the following information they have in the past called in to us:
• Is the game a nonleague or a league contest (with what league).
• At least two “highlight” players (leading scorers or statistical standouts, game-winning goal and/or assist, goalie and saves, etc.). Please include players’ first and last names, with the correct spellings, along with their position and year in school.
• Any other notable information about the contest. For example: if any records were broken (please also supply the old record); if teams have a lengthy win streak going (or had one broken); if it is the first time in several seasons that one school has beaten another; implications in the league standings (or playoff race when the time comes);
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